Gallery: Obama Administration Approves 285,000 Acres of Utility-Scale S...

 
Last week, the Obama Administration approved a plan that will make way for utility-scale solar development on 285,000 acres of public lands in the Western U.S.

Last week, the Obama Administration approved a plan that will make way for utility-scale solar development on 285,000 acres of public land in the Western US. The plan encompasses areas of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah and will create 17 “Solar Energy Zones.” It provides strong economic incentives for development within these zones, with allowances for faster and easier permitting as well as improved mitigation strategies.

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  1. jaywabz June 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    noo, not the great American west. I haven’t even got to see it yet. The fact that western states like neveda and Utah have so much undeveloped land is one of its most appealing qualities for adventure seekers, nature enthusiast, and scientist. We should develop on land that has already been developed on like abandoned farmland so at least we preserve what little is left untouched.

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